Victorian Mental Patient photo by Dr. Hugh Welch Diamond
The woman who thought she was 'queen of heaven', the pensioner who jumped in a canal and a boy called broken window: Stories from Victorian insane asylum revealed as its records are given global heritage status
a little creepy but oh so fascinating- The Willard suitcases belonged to mentally ill patients from who never left the facility. When it shut down in photographer, Jon Crispin, has been revealing the contents of approximately 400 suitcases one by one.
Cabinet Card: Two Anonymous Women [Sisters?] Lead, South Dakota, Photograph By Miss Kemp. These two woman are probably in mourning dress. Elderly widows often remained in mourning for the rest of their lifes.